To kick off this highly interactive session, each of you will present a data-related challenge that you currently face within your organisation. All participants vote, 2 challenges are selected for the discussion.
Efficient Strategies To Draw Valuable Insights From Data
Increasing Data Usage Whilst Reducing Cost Of Ownership
How Should Data Strategies Be Financed?
How Should Data Be Captured And Stored?
The first challenge chosen was: How do you create a culture to ensure data creates transformational business value across the enterprise? The session discussed the regulatory and organisational advantages and disadvantages of a centralised v regional data strategy, the involvement of data scientists in the formation of strategy and creating ‘data academies’. The second challenge “How does hybrid cloud platform adoption help (or not help) in the implementation of an efficient and cost-effective data strategy? The table agreed organisations should take a cloud-aware/cloud-considered rather than a cloud-first approach. It was revealed that the latest data storage technologies can support and integrate multi-cloud environments.
"Getting new perspectives on an issue from outside experts is invaluable."
"Good, open networking discussion with little product selling. A chance to hear different perspectives."
"Very insightful and somewhat reassuring to hear common challenges across industry sectors with some thought provoking ideas considered."
"Insight and experienced data-based conversations."
"Fantastic listening to some very smart people. Great engagement."